Jaxson Hayes

NBA Draft Grades

June 21, 2019 Brendan O'Sullivan 0

Last night’s draft featured a high number of trades to the point that it became downright confusing as to who was drafting whom. In all, 28 of the 60 picks were dealt, including 11 first rounders.  Reviewing which players will ultimately end up at each team, we have graded each club’s overall haul. Of course, we won’t really know who were the winners and losers [ . . . ]

Jarrett Culver

2019 In-depth NBA Mock Draft

June 19, 2019 R. C. Harris 0

Brendan O’Sullivan and I have combined to bring you the 2019 Hoops Prospects In-depth NBA Mock Draft. For each pick, we have discussed the thought process behind each selection, including team needs and the latest rumors, along with a summary of each prospect selected.   Please keep in mind that the goal of any mock draft is to predict who will be selected where, based [ . . . ]

Carsen Edwards

Carsen Edwards Scouting Report

June 17, 2019 R. C. Harris 0

Carsen Edwards may only be 6-feet tall, but let’s be clear, he’s a shooting guard, not a point guard.  In his three years at Purdue, he never averaged more than three assists per game, and never led his team in assists.  For his career, he has an assist-turnover ratio of 1.13, which is respectable, but far from ideal for a point guard.  This is not [ . . . ]

KZ Okpala

KZ Okpala Scouting Report

June 15, 2019 R. C. Harris 0

Chikezie “KZ” Okpala is a long and athletic wing, with broad shoulders and room for future growth.  This season, he was the best player on a young Stanford team that struggled in a down year for the PAC 12.  His numbers improved significantly compared to his freshman season, and he was a first-team All-PAC-12 selection.  The sophomore averaged 16.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and [ . . . ]

Grant Williams

Grant Williams Scouting Report

June 14, 2019 R. C. Harris 0

Grant Williams is an undersized power forward, who uses strength and physicality to dominate in the paint.  He also has a high basketball IQ and great feel for the game, and makes significant contributions as both a passer and a defender.  This season, he produced outstanding numbers, averaging 18.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game, with shooting splits of [ . . . ]

Goga Bitadze

Goga Bitadze Scouting Report

June 12, 2019 R. C. Harris 0

It’s been quite a journey for Goga Bitadze, who is not yet 20 years old.  At the age of 16, the native of Georgia (the country) was getting minutes in the top league in Russia (VTB United), but for the most part, he mostly played at the junior level until last season, when he became a regular starter for Mega Bemax in the Adriatic and [ . . . ]